27th April, 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced innovations, known as e-collation, e-tracking and e-transmission, to make the registration process easier.
Hajiya Amina Zakari, INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, made the announcement on Thursday in Sokoto.
She was speaking at the commencement of the continuous voter registration.
Zakari said that the introduction of the innovations was to make the continuous voter registration easier for the populace, especially those registering for the first time.
She re-stated that the registration was to update and validate the voters’ register in accordance with existing laws before the general elections.
The commissioner noted that a good and comprehensive register of voters would form the bedrock of any credible election process.
She said that the current registration was for those who had turned age 18 years of age.
“It is not open for everyone, it is only for those that are citizens of this country and who should be residing in any of the Local Government Areas nationwide.
Zakari assured that the exercise would be hitch-free.